2018-2019 Board Members (L to R; Front Row): Abbey Thomas (Start Smart Chair), Alex Bennett (Vice President), Tammy Waller (President), Jessica Peck (Corresponding Secretary), Katie Farrin (Historian), (L to R; Back Row): Robin Buchanan (Sponsor), Lauren Harrison (Social Services), Liz Young (Admission), Amber Murphy (Recording Secretary), Kelsey Smith (Ways and Means), Joanna Kuhn (Treasurer).
Letter from our President
Dear El Dorado Service League Members,
Since 1936, El Dorado Service League has been working towards making a difference in the lives of children right here in Union County. I greatly appreciate the time given by past and present members, as well as the long-standing financial support from our community. When you realize the significant impact El Dorado Service League has had over generations, or when you see firsthand the needs being met, you know this work must continue. As we begin this new year together, my advice to you is simple: get involved, because what you get is what you put in! I encourage you get to know other members and be involved in projects and fundraisers to personally feel the difference you’re making.
This year may look a little different as we navigate serving during a pandemic, but we will work diligently to meet the needs of underprivileged children right here in our community. Our year begins in June, and our first meeting will be held via ZOOM on June 2 due to CDC guidelines. We hope to resume regular meetings in September. In the fall, we will host Pancakes in Pajamas with Princesses and Pirates, a fundraiser and community outreach event full of exciting kid activities, crafts and delicious pancakes. Later in the fall, we will host Toast the Night Away. This fundraising gala has become a night we look forward to each year for members and our community to celebrate and raise funds for our mission. In November and December, we’ll be busy little elves shopping for Salvation Army Christmas Angels. After the Holidays, we’ll hit the stage in February to perform The Trials of Tilly the Tooth to all Union County kindergarteners. The students have a lot of fun at our play, learn the importance of good dental hygiene and receive tooth brush kits. In the spring, we’ll end the fundraising year strong with our 43rd Annual Golf Tournament. In addition to these fundraisers and projects, we also sell our Simply Promising cookbook. All funds raised provide assistance to the children of Union County by meeting un-served medical, educational, personal, and charitable needs. El Dorado Service League also provides targeted, one-time endowments to charitable organizations with a demonstrated need.
We have an exciting year planned and a lot of hard work to do. With the talent and dedication of our members, we will meet our mission to serve the underprivileged children of Union County. I’m honored to serve with all of you and greatly appreciate your contribution of volunteer hours and the coordination of fundraising efforts. Thank you for the great blessing of serving as president for the 2020-2021 league year. Remember, it’s for the kids!
Amber Murphy - President, 2020-2021